The Phenomenology of Value and the Value of Phenomenology

  • Ludwig Grünberg
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 31)


The problems with which I intend to deal in my paper attain significance only within Husserl’s belief that, despite all trends to the contrary, philosophy still is, or ought to be, a recte vivendi ratio, that is, must concern itself with the basic issues of the human condition — with what it means to be a human being and to live a humanly satisfying life. This point of view leads directly to a phenomenology of value; for we encounter values, wherever we define ourselves as human beings, only in our commitment to values, without which the human being would not be human. Now, fifty years after Husserl’s death, his phenomenological approach is still alive and helpful in our understanding of values. That is why the contemporary value of phenomenology implies the phenomenology of value.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludwig Grünberg
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  1. 1.University of BucharestItaly

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